Diggings 29 August 2021

Can't resist posting this pic - brilliant mash-up of iconic Oz curry powder tin and an affirmation of the strength and resilience of Aboriginal Australians. Opening Declaration of the Counter-Mobilization to Transform Corporate Food Systems Large multinational corporations – including those dominating social communication and speculating in predictive product markets – are increasingly infiltrating the …

Diggings 24 July 2021

Australia’s Thai Embassy’s vaccine joke angers expats Expats have branded a tongue-in-cheek Facebook joke about coronavirus vaccines by Australia’s Thai embassy as “insulting” and “ridiculous”. Australia’s embassy in Thailand has published a Facebook post saying mRNA vaccines stand for “M – Meat Pie, R – Rocky Road, N – Neenish Tart” and “A – Avocado …

Diggings 12 July 2021

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 ( originally National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observation Committee) the lead articles in this issue of Diggins focus on Indigenous Australian foodways. The first four are commentaries on the current debate on Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu occasioned by the recently published critique of it by Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe …